About CLEP Exams with Remote Proctoring
CLEP now offers test takers the option to take a CLEP exam at home with remote proctoring. Below is more information about testing remotely. Each CLEP exam taken with remote proctoring has the same timing, content, format, and on-screen experience as the test you would take at a CLEP test center. You will be proctored remotely by a human proctor.
Remote Proctoring with Proctortrack by Verificient
Remote proctoring is provided by a third-party company called Verificient Technologies, Inc., which operates Proctortrack by Verificient, an identity verification and remote proctoring system.
Taking Exams with Remote Proctoring
To take a CLEP exam with remote proctoring, you’ll need to do the following:
- Review the remote proctoring equipment and environment requirements to make sure you can take a CLEP exam with remote proctoring.
- Register for your remote-proctored exam on the CLEP My Account Registration Portal.
- Schedule your exam with Proctortrack. NOTE: One rescheduled appointment is allowed at no additional charge. You'll be charged a $10 rescheduling fee for any additional rescheduled appointments.
- Download and install ETS Online Test application. You'll need this application on the computer you'll be using for the test so that the proctor can log you in to the Unify Test Launcher to start your exam.
- You can find the ETS Online Test application file link in the Resources section below. To install the application, navigate to your Downloads folder. Locate the installer (UnifyRPInstaller_PROD.exe), right click on the file, and select Run as Administrator.
- Review what to expect for exam day. Make sure you have everything you need for test day and that your equipment and software are working as they should.
- Take your exam. Sign in at your scheduled appointment time and have your government-issued ID ready to show to your proctor.
Who's Eligible for Remote Proctoring
To take a CLEP exam with remote proctoring, you must meet the following requirements:
- Be 13 years old or older (18 years old or older if located in the state of Illinois).
- Be located in the U.S. (excludes U.S. territories) or be DANTES-funded.*
- Your computer and testing room must meet equipment and environment requirements as well as Proctortrack technical requirements for remote proctoring.
If you aren't eligible for remote proctoring, you can still take a CLEP exam at a CLEP test center. Use the CLEP test center search tool to find one near you.
Accommodations for Remote-Proctored Exams
If you have a learning or physical disability that would prevent you from taking a remote-proctored CLEP exam under standard conditions, you may request accommodations through College Board's Services for Students with Disabilities (SSD). You may either request your accommodations through your school or request them without going through your school.
The following accommodations are available with remote-proctored CLEP exams:
- Screen magnification
- Modifiable screen colors
- Extended time
- Untimed rest breaks (in view of the proctor)
- Accommodations that don’t impact the CLEP testing platform and allow the test taker to stay within view of the proctor, such as permission for food, drinks, or medication and permission to test blood sugar.*
*If a test taker leaves the view of the proctor, the exam session will be terminated.
All additional accommodations are available for testing only in test centers.
We recommend submitting your accommodations request two months in advance of when you're planning to test. You won't be able to complete your exam registration with remote proctoring until College Board approves your accommodations. Students receive notice of all decisions via postal mail.
Once approved, you can log back in to the CLEP My Account Registration Portal to complete your registration.
For Colorado residents taking remote-proctored CLEP exams: To comply with the Colorado Privacy Act, CLEP requires students located in Colorado to provide consent to having accommodations information collected, which includes letting us know if you’ll need accommodations for your remote-proctored CLEP exam.
If you choose not to have accommodations information collected, CLEP won’t be able to set up your remote-proctored exam. Therefore, you won’t be able to register for an exam with remote proctoring.
Instead, you can choose either to test at a physical CLEP test center or have your accommodations information collected so that you can take a remote-proctored exam.